Across the Event Horizon

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  • Author: Mercurio D Rivera
  • Introduction: Terry Bisson
  • Editor: Ian Whates
  • Cover Artist: Edward Miller
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Mercurio D Rivera has been tipped as ‘the next big thing’ by critics and readers alike.  He first burst onto the scene in 2006 with “Longing for Langalana”. Featured in Interzone, “Langalana” won the magazine’s readers’ poll for best story of that year and became the first of many pieces to gain honourable mention in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best anthology.  Since then, Mercurio’s work has appeared regularly in Interzone, as well as such venues as Asimov’s, Nature, Black Static, and Solaris Rising 2.  In 2010, his story “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us” was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and gained honourable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Horror.

Across the Event Horizon contains the very best of Mercurio’s work to date; fourteen stories selected by the author himself, including “Langalana” and “Tu Sufrimiento”.


  1. Introduction (by Terry Bisson)
  2. Dance of the Kawkawroons
  3. Longing for Langalana
  4. Missionaries
  5. Snatch Me Another
  6. Dear Annabehls
  7. The Fifth Zhi
  8. The Scent of Their Arrival
  9. Bargonns Can Swizzle
  10. Rewind, Replay
  11. Naked Weekend
  12. Doubled
  13. Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us
  14. Sleeping with the Anemone
  15. Answers from the Event Horizon

About the Author

Story Honors and Accolades

“Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us… is one of the most atmospheric, disturbing and thought-provoking short stories I have ever encountered.” – SF Signal

“Few writers in SF depict aliens quite as alien as Rivera does.” – Colin Harvey

“I was blown away by Mercurio D. Rivera’s “The Scent of Their Arrival”; it’s the finest story I’ve read for some time.” – Gareth D Jones.

“Brilliant… exciting… On my Hugo shortlist.” – Sam Tomaino, SF Revu

Across the Event Horizon is launched April 2013, as an A5 paperback, an e-book, and a signed hardback edition limited to just 100 copies.

Signed Limited Edition Hardback:  £20.99    ISBN:   978-1-907069-50-6

Paperback:  £11.99 (UK), $20.99 (US)           ISBN:   978-1-907069-51-2